The best pictures tell an unfinished story, with a sense of place or personality - what, where, when, how. I love painterly colour yet also see strength in black and white form and composition. Maybe too eclectic?
I have used Nikon for ever, and have been digital almost from the beginning. That said, I have rediscovered my Leica, especially for street and black & white. I also love the creative versatility and freedom of the iPhone, and some images here are Olympus 4/3.
- Record Store Day – art, music and fun April 19, 2015
- Exploitation, or driving social awareness in Street Photography? April 9, 2015
- She wanted me to shoot her moods April 3, 2015
- Leica Noctilux F/1.0 – Backfocus March 8, 2015
- What makes an image popular? February 22, 2015
Tags28-300mm 50mm B&W blackandwhite christmas D2X D800 E-P1 E-P2 garden Glastonbury Graphic HDR instagram iPhone iPhoneography Leica Lightroom Local & Bath LoFi & Petzval London Manipulation mick y mick yates Moscow Music Netherlands New Orleans Nikon Noctilux Olympus Painterly Paris Photomatix Photoshop prose Russia Silver Efex Pro snow Street TED TEDGlobal Travel twisto Woodlands
All the images present in this website are copyrighted © Mick Yates & may not be reproduced, copied, uploaded, published, or manipulated in any way without my permission.
Please respect the copyright of all external materials. All trademarks and registered designs appearing here are the property of their owners. The terms and conditions for using this site are the same as those of LeaderValues.
Unless otherwise and specifically stated on the post, all items written by Mick Yates and guest authors are licensed under the Creative Commons License scheme (requiring Attribution - Non Commercial - No Derivative Works - 3.0 Unported) and may be redistributed according to that license.
Tag Archives: garden
I posted this image on flickr yesterday – “Human Scale” – and was amazed to see it rise in the views and favs ranks. 10K views and almost 200 “favs” in less than 24 hrs – a factor of 10 more than I normally get! It was taken on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral earlier this year.
Now, it is always flattering to have one’s images liked, and I guess that is partly why we post to social sites.
That said, I am really at a loss to understand why it has become my second most fav’d image on flickr. It’s a nice picture, with a bit of a story. Still, I honestly don’t think it’s the best I have shot.
I have been a member of flickr since 2005, and I have been a bit intermittent in posting there over the years. The picture of a rainbow that I took in 2003 became my most viewed ever picture (61K views and almost 600 “favs”) very early on, when posted in 2005 – and it’s popularity has never been exceeded since. There were far fewer people on flickr then, so it was a lot easier to get “attention”.
I can see why the rainbow was popular, as it’s not often that one can capture almost the complete arc of a “double” rainbow.
However, does that make it a better picture than the first? Who knows. I sometime think that the more I take photographs, the less I understand what attracts people to the work.
Moral of the story?
Shoot what you like, not what you think others will like!
Human Scale – Leica M-P, Noctilux F/1.0, processed in Silver Efex Pro.
Rainbow – Nikon D1x, 17-35mm Nikkor, Lightroom.
Amazing light behind Woodlands this evening.
HDR from 5 exposures
Nikon D2X 80-200mm lens
ISO 400 .. 1/60 @F3.8 – 1/250@F7.6
Processed in Lightroom & Photoshop